Selassie - Opalo

Outlooks / Economic growth

Abebe Aemro Selassie and Ken Opalo on Making Reforms Stick in Africa

Abe Selassie

March 30, 2023

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In This Episode

As global economic uncertainty surges, Sub-Saharan Africa faces a host of challenges that will require effective policy responses if it is to regain the ground it lost during the pandemic. But what does it take to design and implement successful policy reforms? In this podcast, IMF African Department head Abebe Aemro Selassie and Georgetown University’s Ken Opalo discuss why some reforms work and others do not. This conversation is part of a series of talks hosted by the IMF African Department called Africa Perspectives.

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ABE SELASSIE  is director of the IMF’s African Department.

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